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Admissions Process

The priority application deadline is January 16th for applying for the 2024-2025 academic year. 


Looking Ahead

admission timeline

Application Requirements

An application will not be considered complete until the Admissions office receives:

  • An application for admission
  • A $150.00 non-refundable application fee 
  • A copy of the child’s birth certificate
  • A copy of the child’s baptismal certificate (if applicable)


Upon receipt of a completed application for students entering K-8th grade, prospective families will be contacted to schedule a required 30 minute screening with one of our staff members.

Families will then be notified of the admissions decision via the email listed on their application. A timeline will be given for confirmation if an acceptance is offered. To secure the spot, the New Family Acceptance Fee of $1000 is due. 

Admissions Policy

St. Josaphat School administration considers a number of factors in making acceptance decisions. These include parishioner status, available space, appropriate fit, admission age, diversity and long-term commitment to St. Josaphat School.

Serving Our Parish Families

St. Josaphat School is an important mission of St. Josaphat Parish and is here to serve our parish families. For purposes of this admissions policy, an active parish family is defined as being registered with St. Josaphat for one year or longer and contributing time, talent, and treasure.

Admission Age

We follow the Illinois State Laws regarding age of students entering preschool and kindergarten. Children must be of the following age on or before September 1:

            PreK-3 – 3 years

            PreK-4 – 4 years

            Kindergarten – 5 years

Admissions Criteria

In order to maintain an acceptable class size in each grade, it is sometimes necessary to limit enrollment. When this is the case, the following priority is applied in accepting students:

  1. Returning students
  2. Siblings of currently enrolled and returning students
  3. Children of active St. Josaphat parish families as defined in our Admissions Policy
  4. Children of active parishioners of parishes without schools, including transfer students from other Catholic schools that are closing or merging
  5. Children of St. Josaphat parishioners who do not qualify as active parishioners
  6. Catholic children of non-parishioners
  7. Non-Catholic children